About Me

I am an avid hiker and backpacker from British Columbia.  I have been hiking most of my life, and really got into backpacking when I was 14.  I started going hiking with my dad around that time (he's a pretty awesome hiking partner), and we've had some pretty fun adventures in the outdoors.  I like hiking because it gives me the opportunity to see some of the wonders of nature, and also puts me in an environment where it is socially acceptable to consider a snickers bar (or twelve) to be lunch.  It also gives me the nostalgic feeling of not caring whether or not I get muddy.

I would consider myself to be average with regards to pack weight.  I'm generally happy with a base weight of 15-20 pounds.  I'm still working on packing a little lighter, but I don't see myself cutting off my pack straps or shaving bristles off of my toothbrush.  I've already learned a lot about packing light (for example, you don't need to carry two weeks of fuel for a two day trip... yes I've done that), and feel like I'm semi-competent.

Anyways, I've decided to start a blog largely because I enjoy writing almost as much as I enjoy hiking.  I'm going to be doing a lot of hiking trips in the next few years, and I would like to document my travels so I can look back and remember all of the good times I've had in the woods.  In addition, since I will be documenting my successes and failures (expect more failures), I am hopeful that others may be able to learn from my experiences, and possibly avoid some of the mistakes I will inevitably make.  Personally, I have found other peoples' blogs to be very informative and helpful for that very reason.   I don't know if my blog will be of any help or interest to anyone, but I hope it is.

1 comment:

  1. You could also consider what we have done with all of our travels - take down your writing and photos and upload them into Booksmart (www.blurb.com). We have some incredible memories that we have made multiple copies of for each of our children that have made the trips with us.